CELL Safety Manual 2008

CELL Safety Manual 2008

Safety Manual


Managers and Coaches


League ID Number


Table of Contents

Subject Page

Chico Eastside Little League, Board of Directors
Emergency Procedures and Telephone Numbers ………………………...34
Code of Conduct ……………………………………………………………..4

Reasonable and Consistent Expectations ………………………………….5

Safety Code …………………………………………………………………..6

Standards and Requirements for Coaches/Umpires/Volunteers …………7

Storage Shed Procedures ……………………………………………………8
Snack Bar Safety Policy ……………………………………………………..9
ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program) ………………………………………10
First Aid Guide ……………………………………………………………..11-19
Communicable Disease Procedures …………………………………13

Lightning Facts and Procedures …………………………………………….20

Accident Reporting Procedures ……………………………………………...21

CELL Complex Map …………………………………………………………. 22




PositionVolunteerPhone No.

PresidentRand Rath893-1026

Vice PresidentVacant/Contact Rand Rath

Co-Vice PresidentVacant/Contact Rand Rath

SecretaryLisa Rath893-1026

TreasurerVacant/Contact Rand Rath

T-Ball/Farm BB Player AgentJon Graham828-2036

Minor/Major BB Player AgentVacant/Contact Rand Rath

Jr/Sr BB Player AgentVacant/Contact Rand Rath

T-Ball/Farm/Minor Softball Player AgentVacant/Contact Rand Rath

Maj/Jr/Sr Softball Player AgentLisa Park899-0816

GroundskeeperRich Gray330-6069

RegistrationVacant/Contact Rand Rath

Uniform and Equipment ManagerVacant/Contact Rand Rath

Facility ManagerRich Gray330-6069

SecurityRich Gray330-6069

Information OfficerBruce Barnett521-4958

Sign and SponsorshipsBrad & Karin Gassaway891-9386

Umpire in ChiefRand Rath893-1026

Fund RaisingLynn Smyth345-3442

Safety OfficerAdrian Leung521-6005

Snack Bar ManagerMichael Gray828-3462

Opening/Closing Day CoordinatorVacant/Contact Rand Rath

Picture CoordinatorDebbie Barnett518-8161

Member At LargeBrad Gassaway891-9386

Member At LargeChris Park899-0816

Member At Large

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Emergency Procedures

Emergency Phone Numbers

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Procedures in the event that an emergency occurs at the CELL Complex:

  • Stay calm.
  • Call 911:

Telephone is located in the snack bar.

If using a cell phone, dial the appropriate emergency number.

Inform dispatcher of field #. (See Field Map on last page of Manual)

  • Complete the prescribed ASAP Incident/Injury Tracking Report.

Procedures in the event that an emergency occurs at an off-site location:

  • Stay calm.
  • Call 911:

If using a cell phone, dial the appropriate emergency number.

  • Complete the prescribed ASAP Incident/Injury Tracking Report.

Chico Police Department …………… 897-4911

ButteCounty Sheriff’s Department ... 538-7911

Chico Fire Department ……………... 897-4911

ButteCounty Fire Department …….. 533-6363

City of Chico Animal Control ……… 895-4926

CountyAnimal Control …………….. 891-2907

PoisonControlCenter ………... 1-800-876-4766


Adrian Leung, CELL Safety Officer

Home phone: 342-7785 Cell phone: 521-6005




328 Southgate Avenue

Chico, CA

Off Hwy 99 S, ½ mile behind Wood Bros. Carpet Store



Vehicle and Pedestrian Traffic:

  • Speed limit is 5 mph on roadways and in parking lots while attending any Chico Eastside Little League function. Watch for small children around parked cars.
  • No playing in parking lots at any time.
  • Park cars in a manner that allows adequate room for cars and pedestrians toeasily pass. Players should be dropped off after the car has come to a complete stop and in an area that provides safe exit from the vehicle.
  • Pedestrians should always be alert for traffic and look to the left and right before proceeding across the roadway.
  • Walk when crossing the roadway.

General Safety and Facility Guidelines:

  • No Alcohol is allowed in any parking lot, field or common areas within the Chico Eastside Little League Complex.
  • No Profanity please.
  • No glass containers are allowed at any CELL event or game.
  • No rock throwing.
  • No playing on or around lawn or mechanical equipment.
  • No horseplay on walkways or bleachers at any time.
  • No climbing fences or trees.
  • No sitting on top of dugouts.
  • No pets are permitted at CELL games, practices or special events.
  • Be alert for errant balls. Players and spectators must be alert at all times for foul balls and errant throws. Parking at all CELL events is at your own risk.
  • No throwing balls against the backstops, walls or roofs of the dugouts, walls or roofs of any of the buildings.
  • Observe all posted signs.
  • Rattlesnakes and bats are present at the CELL facility. Never handle a snake or bat. Report all sightings of snakes or sick/dead bats to the snack bar personnel, facility groundskeeper or CELL board member. Play in the fields surrounding the facility is discouraged to avoid snake and other wildlife encounters.
  • Refuge containers should be used to dispose of garbage.
  • Excellent Sportsmanship is expected at all times by everyone attending a CELL event or game.

Player Safety:

  • Prior to all games the managers/coaches of both teams and the umpire are responsible for inspecting the playing field and dugouts for potential hazards and taking appropriate action should a hazard be found.
  • No swinging bats or throwing balls except in designated area while under adult supervision. Only a player on the field, at bat, may swing a bat (age 5-12). Junior players (age 13) on the field at bat or on deck may swing a bat. Always look around your self-360 degrees to ensure safe clearance from other players or spectators.
  • Never stand directly behind a player who is swinging a bat.
  • All players participating in the game must remain in the dugout area during the game. Each player, manager and coach(s) must behave in an orderly fashion at all times.
  • Each team must clean up trash after each game in the dugout area and around the stands.
  • All gates to the fields must remain closed at all times. After the players have entered or left the playing field, gates should be closed and secured.
  • After the final game of the day, both teams are responsible for dragging the infield and raking around home plate, each base, and the pitcher’s mound.

Failure to comply with the above rules may result in expulsion

from the Chico Eastside Little League Facility.

Reasonable and Consistent Expectations


  • To be on time for practices and games.
  • To always do they’re best.
  • To be cooperative and respectful at all times.
  • To respect not only others, but themselves as well.
  • To be positive with teammates at all times.
  • To try not to become upset at their own mistakes or those of others ... we will all make our share of mistakes this year.
  • To support one another.
  • To understand that winning is only important if you can accept losing, as both are important parts of any sport.


  • To be on time for all practices and games.
  • To be as fair as possible in giving playing time to all players.
  • To do my best to teach the fundamentals of the game.
  • To be positive and to respect each child as an individual.
  • To set reasonable goals for each player and for the team.
  • To teach players the values of winning and losing.
  • To be open to ideas, suggestions, or help from others.
  • To never shout at any member of the opposing team or umpires. Any confrontation will be handled in a respectful, quiet, and individual manner.


  • To come out and enjoy the game. Cheer to make all players feel important.
  • To allow me to coach and run the team.
  • To try not to question my leadership. All players will make mistakes and so will I.
  • Do not shout at me, the coaches, the players, or, the umpires. We are all responsible for setting examples for children. We must be the role models in society today. If we eliminate negative comments, the children will have an opportunity to play without any unnecessary pressures and to learn the value of sportsmanship.
  • If you wish to question my strategies or leadership, please do not do so in front of the players or fans. My phone number will be available for you to call at any time if you have a concern. I will also be available if you wish to offer your services at practice. A helping hand is always welcome.

Finally, don’t expect the majority of children playing Little League baseball to have strong skills. We hear all our lives that we learn from our mistakes. Let’s allow them to make their mistakes, but always be there with positive support to lift their spirits!

Safety Code

Dedicated to Education, and Injury Prevention!

  1. Safety procedures are the responsibility of an adult member of Chico Eastside Little League.
  2. An emergency plan should be in place BEFORE any game or practice.
  3. Managers, coaches and umpires should have training in first aid and a league issued first aid kit must be present at all games and practices. A first aid kit will be issued to each manager and must be turned in to the safety officer within 1 week of the last game played by your team.
  4. Games and practices should only be held when weather and field conditions are good, and when lighting is adequate.
  5. The manager and/or coaches should inspect the play area before each practice for holes, damage, stones, glass or other foreign objects.
  6. All team equipment must be stored within the team dugout, or behind screens, and not within the area defined by the umpires as “in-play”.
  7. ONLY players, managers, coaches, and umpires are permitted on the playing field or in the dugout during games and practice sessions.
  8. Responsibility for keeping bats and loose equipment off the field of play should be that of a player assigned for this purpose, or the team’s manager/coaches.
  9. During practice and games, all players should be alert and watching the batter on each pitch.
  10. All pre-game warm-ups should be spaced so that no one is endangered by wild throws or missed catches. These warm-ups should be performed within the confines of the playing fields and not within areas that are frequented by, and thus endanger spectators (i.e. playing catch, pepper, swinging bats, etc.)
  11. Equipment should be inspected regularly for the condition of the equipment as well as for proper fit.
  12. Pitching machines, if used, must be in good working order and must be operated only by adult managers and coaches.
  13. Batters must wear Little League approved helmets during batting practice and games. Helmets must be free of any decoration except those placed or approved by the manufacturer.
  14. Do not conduct sliding practice into a fixed base.
  15. Catchers MUST wear catcher’s helmet, mask, throat guard, long model chest protector, shin guards and protective cup with athletic supporter at all times (males) for all practices and games – NO EXCEPTIONS. Managers should encourage all male players to wear protective cups and supporters for practices and games.
  16. Catcher’s must wear catcher’s helmet and mask with throat protector when warming up pitchers, either, between innings or in the bullpen. Managers and coaches are not allowed to catch pitchers (Rule 3.09); this includes standing at backstop during practice as informal catcher for batting practice. As most Little League rules have some basis in safety – follow them!
  17. Except when runner is returning to a base, head first slides are not permitted. This rule applies to Little League (Majors/Minor and Farm/Tee-ball)
  18. At no time should “horse-play” be permitted on the playing field.
  19. Parents of players who wear glasses should be encouraged to provide “safety glasses”.
  20. Players must not wear watches, rings, pins, jewelry or other metallic items.
  21. Regulations prohibit on-deck batters. No player should handle a bat even while in an enclosure, until it is his/her time at bat. Applies to Majors/Minors/Farm/Tee-ball.
  22. Players who are ejected, ill or injured should remain under supervision until released to the parent or guardian.

Standards and Requirements for Coaches/Umpires/Volunteers

  • All managers, coaches, umpires and volunteers must complete a standard Little League Volunteer application prior to being considered for a manager, coach, umpire or volunteer position.
  • All applications will be reviewed and a “Megan’s Law” check done by the designated Chico Eastside Little League Board Member. All “Megan’s Law” checks are to be verified by the CELL Board President.
  • A copy of this Safety Manual and a First Aid Kit will be issued to every team. Each manager of a team will acknowledge receipt of these two items by signing the check out sheet kept by the CELL Safety Officer.
  • Every manager/coach will be required to attend a coaching fundamentals clinic, (i.e. sliding, batting, pitching, fielding), with at least one representative from each team attending each year. This training will be mandatory for each manager/coach at least once every three years. Training has been scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2008 immediately following the first aid clinic.
  • Every manager/coach will be required to attend a first aid clinic, with at least one representative from each team attending each year. This training will be mandatory for each manager/coach at least once every three years. Training has been scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 1:00pm. Meet at the CELL snack bar.
  • Every umpire will be required to complete an approved District 47-umpire clinic.
  • No manager, coach or umpire will allow any bat, helmet, or piece of catcher’s equipment to be used in a practice or game until the item has been inspected for defects. Any equipment found to have defects shall not be used, and should be given to the equipment manager for repair or disposal.

The following applies to all of the storage sheds used by Chico Eastside Little League and apply to anyone who, either, has been issued a key by CELL to use said sheds, or has been granted access to an unlocked shed by a key holder.

All individuals with keys to the equipment sheds are aware of their responsibility for the orderly and safe storage of machinery, hazardous materials, fertilizers, poisons, tools, etc…

Before the use of any machinery located in the shed (i.e. lawn mowers, weed whackers, edgers, lights, public address systems, etc.) please locate and read the written operating procedures for that equipment.

All chemicals or organic materials stored in storage sheds shall be properly marked, labeled, and stored in its original container, if available.

All chemicals or organic materials (i.e. lime, fertilizer, gypsum, etc.) stored within the storage sheds will be separated from the areas used to store machinery and gardening equipment (i.e. rakes, shovels, etc.) to minimize the risk of puncturing storage containers.

Any witnessed “loose” chemicals or organic materials within these sheds should be cleaned up and disposed of as soon as possible to prevent accidental poisoning.

Snack Bar Safety Policy


  • A snack bar supervisor must be on duty at all times while the snack bar is open for business.
  • All snack bar supervisors must complete training in the safe use, care, and inspection of all appliances and machines in the snack bar.
  • All snack bar supervisors must complete training in the safe handling/preparation of food.
  • Only authorized personnel may be in the snack bar.
  • No person with a communicable disease or illness will be allowed to work in the snack bar.

Food Handling

  • All personnel must wash their hands with anti-bacterial soap prior to beginning work in the snack bar and any time they re-enter the snack bar after leaving.
  • Prior to preparing food all counter tops and utensils must be cleaned.
  • Prior to and after handling prepared foods (i.e. hotdogs and nachos) personnel must wash their hands with anti-bacterial soap.

Equipment Safety

  • Prior to beginning food preparation all equipment must be inspected for hazards, defects, or damage.
  • Before plugging in the hot dog cooker be sure that there is water in the reservoir and the trap is dry and clean.
  • Before plugging in the bun warmer be sure that there is water in the reservoir and the trap is dry and clean.
  • Before plugging in the nacho cheese warmer, be sure the heating well is dry and clean.
  • Do not place metal or foil in the microwaves.


  • All counter-tops must be cleaned with a disinfecting cleanser.
  • All equipment and utensils must be cleaned with dishwashing detergent.

Hot dog cooker, bun steamer, and nacho cheese warmer must be unplugged and allowed to cool before cleaning.

  • Floor must be swept and mopped with disinfecting cleanser.
  • All unsold prepared food must be disposed of in trash receptacle outside the snack bar.

Unsold hot dogs may not be returned to the refrigerator.

The nacho cheese may be resealed and returned to the refrigerator.

  • The soda machine traps must be cleaned each night.


  • Any injury must be reported to the board member on duty and an injury reporting form must be completed.
  • A first aid kit is located in the storeroom (All employees must be made aware of this location).
  • Any cuts or scrapes must be treated immediately and that person should be removed from the snack bar.


  • Any actual or potential hazards must be reported to the snack bar manager and the safety officer immediately.
  • Any equipment or appliance that appears to be defective or damaged must not be used.

ASAP- What is It?

In 1995, ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program) was introduced with the goal of re-emphasizing the position of safety officer to “create awareness, through education and information, of the opportunities to provide a safer environment for kids and all participants of Little League Baseball.” This manual is offered as a tool to place some important information at the manager’s and coach’s finger tips.

Some important Do’s and Don’ts


  • Reassure and aid children who are injured, frightened, or lost.
  • Provide, or assist in obtaining, medical attention for those who require it. When administering aid, remember to…..

LOOK for signs of injury (blood, bruising, deformity of bone or joint, etc.)